Precision Conservation Management Hires New Conservation Specialist Serving Piatt, DeWitt, and Macon Counties
MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS - David Fulton, is a new hire for Precision Conservation Management (PCM) Conservation Specialist serving Piatt, DeWitt, and Macon Counties with an emphasis on the Upper Sangamon River Watershed. Fulton grew up on a small farm outside of Lincoln, Illinois. While raising livestock for FFA record book Supervised Ag Experiences and 4-H projects, Fulton along with brothers and his dad managed 20 acres in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) where he gained knowledge and a passion for conservation. He attended the University of Illinois and graduated in May of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Leadership and Science Education.
Fulton was the Assistant Manager of CCFB for three and a half years prior to Precision Conservation Management. It was through the Farm Bureau that he began to take interest in a number of conservation efforts being implemented through farmers and recognized by the agriculture industry. Fulton notes: “A goal has been set by Illinois, to show we are working towards a more sustainable tomorrow through better land stewardship, promoting soil health, and improving water quality. If we work together today to build better partnerships, promote sustainability, and increase conservation we will be able to achieve the goal set in Illinois. Remember: Tillage, Nitrogen, and Cover Crops. ”
Fulton is also involved in the Habitat Conservation Connection program. It was created to not only give landowners insight on conservation efforts happening around them, but to show connection between wildlife habitat and in-field agriculture conservation. The day will feature many different aspects of conservation, such as state roadside habitat, in-field conservation, pollinator maintenance, and much more! Those who are presenting have been chosen to provide more depth to the subject matter and topics listed on the flyer. The intent is to have valuable conversations with landowners, business professionals, and supporting organizations which hopefully leads to the implementation of more conservation practices.
July 31st: 9 AM – 1 PM
DeWitt County Extension Office
8425 Katie Rd.
Clinton, IL 61727